Apr 11, 2023

You’re a Porn Star, Sir

A rebuke of The Donald You’re a porno star, sir, yes you, Donald. Pay attention please, since you’re in court charged with paying money to...
Jack Stuppin
Dec 12, 2022

Banker and Bohemian

Jack Stuppin 1933-2022 For decades he was the life of the party. The party usually began and ended at Coffee Grounds, his spacious home on...
Sep 28, 2022

Confessions of Oakmont’s Nadine Condon

In the early 1970s, Nadine Condon found herself alone on a street in St. Louis, not far from her hometown.  She stopped in her tracks...
May 11, 2022

Save the Art – Before it’s too late

This year, legendary Sonoma County artist Mary McChesney will celebrate, if all goes well, the 100th anniversary of her birth. It probably won’t be...
Apr 5, 2022

Open Book: Author Alice Walker’s journals

I remember the days when almost every woman I knew in northern California poured over Alice Walker’s new age novel about women who love...
Jan 25, 2022

Art is My Megaphone

Rodney Toy’s Vibrant Response to Anti-Asian Racism The Chinese New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Tiger are just around the corner....
Sep 1, 2021

Saving the Apple: Pressing, eating and drinking

If you have lemons, you make lemonade. If you have apples, you make apple juice, apple sauce, baked apples, apple pie, apple butter and...
Aug 25, 2021

Pollan’s Paranoia

If you don’t recognize the name Michael Pollan and haven’t read his books, you’ve missed a lot of good writing about drugs. In his new...